A List of Excellent Personal-Development Sites I recently polled Ask Metafilter for the best personal development sites: I want to compile a list of personal development and productivity sites. I’m looking for sites with real, practical information that you can use in your everyday life, sites that motivate you to be a better person, to try new things. The suggestions included: Lifehacker — The 300-pound grandmother of productivity blogs (and I mean that in a good way — I love Lifehacker). Since asking the question, I discovered Guy Kawasaki’s Signum Sine Tinnitu, a weblog on entrepreneurship and marketing. GRS is committed to helping our readers save and achieve their financial goals. This article is about Self-Improvement, Self-Improvement
How Business School Killed the Entrepreneur (and some worthy alternatives “Don’t use graduate school, or any other course of study, as a form of life avoidance. Pursue the course only if there’s a good reason.”~Chris Guillebeau Important Note: This post is intentionally in depth. It’s meant to be a resource you read, bookmark and come back to as your life situation demands. I had first planned this to be a PDF guide, but I wanted to get it out to you all right away as I know a few people need it now. Let the action begin… The Systematic Killing of the Entrepreneur Lately, I have become the go-to guy when it comes to transitions. When someone’s peering over the edge thinking about taking the leap to a more meaningful existence, I get an email, a blog comment, a coaching inquiry or a request to meet. That’s why I’ve created this site and it’s the most passionate topic I’ve come across. Dinner with Harvard. A few weeks ago I had dinner with two very good friends who are finishing their final semester at Harvard Business School. Why question business school? 1. 2. 3.
Koenigsegg | Official website of the Swedish super sports car manufacuturer Stress Hacks: Eliminate Stress, Restore Calm | Self Help Daily Quote About Havig a Peaceful State of Mind Ever had one of those days? I hate to brag (*sarcastic smile*) but my much loved family and I have had one of those YEARS. I’m not complaining, mind you. We’re still standing and, I’ll let you in on a little secret, we’re still as happy as ever. In fact, we laugh off a lot of the crazy things that have happened. Emergency rooms, wisdom tooth removals, x-rays, blood work, emergency vet visits, shot out radiators, cat operations, a car wreck, broken washers, cat blood work, hospital stays… Wow, 2015. Get this – mice crawled up into my vehicle earlier in the year and did hundreds of dollars worth of damage. I know, right?! At the risk of bragging again, “Mom Research” has made me an expert on kidney stones, wisdom teeth, Barrett’s Esophagus, low iron, low vitamin D, and inappropriate sinus tachycardia – not to be confused with appropriate sinus tachycardia which is much worse. A worried mom can out-research any college senior. … to back. Exhausting.
Khan Academy The 20 Best Productivity and Personal Development Blogs One of the things that many freelancers struggle with is that we find it hard to manage time. No matter how much we wish there were more hours in a day, the fact is that a day is only going to consist of 24 hours. If we can’t straighten our priorities, our productivity level and creativity isn’t going through shine through our work. Having said good bye to 2009, it’s time to take control of our career and get things done, faster and more effectively. Today we are bringing you a list of some of the best productivity and personal development related blogs on the web. 20 Blogs You Should Read Listed below are some of the best blogs in this particular field. Please note that the list below is not a ranking and the blogs mentioned are in no particular order. GTD Times: GTD Times is the official blog of David Allen and the David Allen Company. Your Turn to Share We know there are far more than twenty productivity and personal development blogs. Image by chovy
Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.
The Power of the Apology Column by Janine Popick, Inc.com "Women in Business" May 21, 2009 I’ve worked for a bunch of companies spanning from New York to the Bay Area, both large and small. I have noticed in all of these companies that women apologize in our everyday language--me included. I’ve had times where a woman will walk into my office with a pre-scheduled meeting, and sheepishly say, "Sorry, is now still a good time?" In certain meetings, I have even found myself starting sentences like, "Sorry if we’ve covered this and I can’t remember…" or "Apologies, if I don’t understand. If it’s so easy for women to spew "sorrys" all day long, why can it be SO tough for men to apologize? Sometimes all anyone wants is an apology. Think about when you’re in a car on the freeway and someone cuts you off. Is there no middle ground? With all of these moving parts, there is always the possibility of something going awry.
Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker